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Live to live and you will learn to live.

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.
A pleasant illusion is better than a harsh reality.
Silence is the true friend that never betrays.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do.
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
I don't care how much you know until I know how much you care.
Insanity destroys reason, but not wit.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
It's not what your are, it's what you don't become that hurts.
One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.
Always do what you are afraid to do.
Drawing on my fine command of the language, I said nothing.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
The only thing grief has taught me is to know how shallow it is.
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
Over every mountain there is a path, although it may not be seen from the valley.
The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.
The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.
Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.
sometimes you don't know you've crossed the line until you're on the other side and can't go back.
When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.
A good conversationalist is not one who remembers what was said, but says what someone wants to remember.
In violence we forget who we are.
Never tell your story to a deaf man.
Everything is funny as long as it is happening to somebody else.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.
Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing.
A large volume of adventures may be grasped within this little span of life, by him who interests his heart in everything.
There are two kinds of adventurers: those who go truly hoping to find adventure and those who go secretly hoping they won t.
If we do not find anything very pleasant, at least we shall find something new.
The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, 'Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home.' And the sign that something's wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure.
Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.
Nothing is impossible for pure love.
There has never yet been a man in our history who led a life of ease whose name is worth remembering.
Death is not a period, but a comma in the story of life.
You're on the road to success when you realize that failure is only a detour.
We are always getting ready to live, but never living.
It is the quality of our work which will please God and not the quantity.
Among my most prized possessions are words that I have never spoken.
If a fellow isn't thankful for what he's got, he isn't likely to be thankful for what he's going to get.
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world
Are the ones who do.
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
You can't lead a cavalry if you think that you look funny riding a horse.
For he who lives more lives than one: More deaths than one must die.
The person who does not know how to live while they are making a living is a poorer person after their wealth is won than when they started.
The tragedy of life is not that a man loses, but that he almost wins.
Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.
I never forgive, but I always forget.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
The best kind of friend is the one you could sit on a porch with, never saying a word, and walk away feeling like that was the best conversation you've had.
Death always comes too early or too late.
The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
Decide promptly, but never give any reasons. Your decisions may be right, but your reasons are sure to be wrong.
Nothing . . . will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.
What does education often do? It makes a straight-cut ditch of a free, meandering brook.
If you can't beat them or join them then work around them
I know that's a secret, for it's whispered everywhere.
You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.
Thinking is the talking of the soul with itself.
When teaching, light a fire, don't fill a bucket.
If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
A new world is not made simply by trying to forget the old. A new world is made with a new spirit, with new values. Our world may have begun that way, but today it is caricature. Our world is a world of things. What we dread most, in the face of the impending debacle, is that we shall be obliged to give up our gewgaws, our gadgets, all the little comforts that have made us so uncomfortable. We are not peaceful souls; we are smug, timid, queasy and quaky.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks.
It's not wise to violate rules until you know how to observe them.
Youth is not a question of years: one is young or old from birth.
Except for an occasional heart attack I feel as young as I ever did.
As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
If you wish to be loved; Love!
How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.
I find that a great part of the information I have, was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way.
Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
We've learned how to destroy, but not to create; how to waste, but not to build; how to kill men, but not how to save them; how to die, but seldom how to live.
I am not young enough to know everything.
There is no such thing as a life of passion any more than a continuous earthquake, or an eternal fever. Besides, who would ever shave themselves in such a state?
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Luck is the idol of the idle.
Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.
I think most people are curious about what it would be like to be able to meet yourself -- it's eerie.
Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
One never needs their humor as much as when they argue with a fool.
If you suspect a man, don't employ him, and if you employ him, don't suspect him.
Man is the head of the family, woman the neck that turns the head.
Experience is a comb which nature gives to men when they are bald.
You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
In the midst of great joy, do not promise anyone anything. In the midst of great anger, do not answer anyone's letter.
Never do anything standing that you can do sitting, or anything sitting that you can do lying down.
Of all the thirty-six alternatives, running away is best.
The wisest keeps something of the vision of a child. Though he may understand a thousand things that a child could not understand, he is always a beginner, close to the original meaning of life.
Behind the complicated details of the world stand the simplicities: God is good, the grown-up man or woman knows the answer to every question, there is such a thing as truth, and justice is as measured and faultless as a clock. Our heroes are simple: they are brave, they tell the truth, they are good swordsmen and they are never in the long run really defeated. That is why no later books satisfy us like those which were read to us in childhood --for those promised a world of great simplicity of which we knew the rules, but the later books are complicated and contradictory with experience; they are formed out of our own disappointing memories.
Get well cards have become so humorous that if you don't get sick you're missing half the fun.
By blood a king, in heart a clown.
Chaos in the midst of chaos isn't funny, but chaos in the midst of order is.
Burt Reynolds once asked me out. I was in his room.
Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.
Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead.
You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.
If you stand straight, do not fear a crooked shadow.
I have always observed that to succeed in the world a person must seem simple, yet wise.
My country wrong or right, is like saying my mother, drunk or sober.
Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law.
But then they danced down the street like dingledodies, and I shambled after as I've been doing all my life after people who interest me, because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!
Writing is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.
I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself.
Adversity makes men, and prosperity makes monsters.
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tribes, the Bores and Bored.
To attempt the destruction of our passions is the height of folly. What a noble aim is that of the zealot who tortures himself like a madman in order to desire nothing, love nothing, feel nothing, and who, if he succeeded, would end up a complete monster!
People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster.
Only the insane have strength enough to survive. Only the survivors determine what is sane.
So many worlds, so much to do, so little done, such things to be.
With virtue you can't be entirely poor; without virtue you can't really be rich.
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality.
There is no insanity so devastating in man's life as utter sanity.
There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.
Science in the modern world has many uses; its chief use, however, is to provide long words to cover the errors of the rich.
There is only one way to come into this world; there are too many ways to leave it.
I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.

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